EHS softball team outslugs Winthrop, 17-10
After watching its 10-4 lead evaporate in the fifth inning, the Everett High softball team responded with a two-out rally in their half of the fifth to score three runs, and then added four more in the sixth, to claim a 17-10 victory over Winthrop last Thursday at Glendale Park.
The Lady Crimson Tide appeared well on their way to an easy win from the outset, with Samantha Uga belting a lead-off homer in the bottom of the first. Three batters later, Maddy Duraes swatted another roundtripper with teammate Diana Concannon, who had singled, on base to make it a 3-0 Everett lead.
However, as would be the recurring theme of the day, Winthrop battled back with three markers of their own in the second and added another in the third to grab a 4-3 advantage.
The Lady Crimson Tide wasted no time in re-seizing the initiative in the bottom of the third when Duraes walked, Nalani Marinez singled, and Kaylee Nearen delivered Everett’s third HR of the game to make it 6-4.
The Lady Crimson continued to add to their advantage in the inning. Bourouis walked, Uga reached on an error, and Concannon singled, knocking in Bourouis. With runners on first and second, Hailey Powers socked a triple, bringing in both teammates for a 9-4 Everett lead.
The Lady Crimson Tide tacked on another tally in the fourth when Marinez, who had reached on a fielder’s choice, scored on an errant throw by the Winthrop catcher that went into the outfield.
The 10-4 Everett lead soon disappeared in the Winthrop fifth with a six-run rally by the visitors, but the Lady Crimson Tide mounted a two-out rally in their fifth. After Uga reached on an error and Concannon walked, Powers singled into the outfield, knocking in Uga. With runners at first and second, Duraes doubled, bringing around both Concannon and Powers, to boost Everett back into the forefront, 13-10.
After EHS pitcher Ariana Garay set Winthrop down 1-2-3 in the sixth, the Lady Crimson Tide took advantage of walks and Winthrop errors to add four more insurance runs in their sixth to produce the 17-10 finale.
“We hit the ball well this game, but so did Winthrop,” said EHS head coach Stacy Poste. “We knew we had to fight back when they came out and tied up the game. Our sixth and seventh inning defense was what we needed to solidify the win.”
Poste and her crew were set to take on Beverly this past Monday evening. They will travel to Marblehead today (Wednesday) and entertain Wilmington tomorrow (Thursday). Lynn English will come to Glendale Monday and the EHS girls will play at Somerville next Wednesday.
EHS baseball team falls to Beverly in 7th
The Everett High baseball team turned in one of its best efforts of the season against a highly-rated Beverly team Monday, but came up on the short end of a 5-4 decision.
The Crimson Tide rode a fine pitching effort by Chris Bouche and timely hitting by Monte Mack (two hits, three RBI) and Bryan Bessler (two hits) to take leads of 2-0, 3-1, and 4-3 at various stages of the game.
However, Beverly knotted the score in the sixth and then pushed across the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh.
The Crimson Tide were scheduled to host Marblehead today (Wednesday) at Glendale Park and will entertain Bishop Fenwick Saturday morning at 10:00.
They will travel to Lynn English Monday and return home to face Somerville next Wednesday.